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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 11, 1955
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(la.) Upper De> Moltiet ThuMday,, August 1), 1985 How would you like to make $11.5 million in dhe day while sitting in ah easy chair? The New Yorker rriagazinb says that's what happened to Charles S. Molt, a director of General Motors. When GM announced its recent stock split, share values shot up 14 points on the New York Stock Exchange. On that basis, Molt, the owner of $00,000 GM shares, made $11.5 million during a single 5V6 hour day of trading on the exchange. the magazine added: "Mr Mott may have spent the day in a hamrhock, or lounging around any of his 13 clubs, but he still made 11% million between 10 in the morning and 3:30 in the afternoon. Mr Mott's only problem, really, is how to avoid a hefty capital gains tax in his next income tax return, and with 11V4 million more he should be able to hire some fairly good legal help. * * * BROWNELL, THE WHltE KNIGHT Attorney General Herbert Brownell has been rather quiet after his outbursts in 1953 and 1954 against the Democrats as "being soft on Communism". Perhaps the Attorney General, who stepped into the job after being national Republican chairman, feels that the subject of "being soft on Communism" isn't quite the right tune in 1955 after his Boss has been exchanging views with some of these self-same Communists, and the big ones at that, across the conference table. Not even the Democrats have accused anyone of being "soft on Communism" because they had the. good sense to be willing to talk it over With people from a different continent, different race, and different political ideology, We have no doubt, though, but that if a Democratic president had done the same thing, Mr Brownell would have been shouting to high heaven. But Mr Brownell is not silent. Now he has made his move against labor. He declares that he thinks it is illegal for organized labor to contribute to political campaigns. This is certainly one of the most astonishing things to come from Mr Brownell since the time he inferred .that ex-President Truman was practically a traitor to his country. Brownell says nothing about Texas oil millionaires contributing — evidently that is all right; it's just not right for a working man to contribute. What Mr Brownell really means is that contributions will be welcome if they go to the Republicans, but it's against the law in his eyes if they go to Democrats. * * * ,".- , .Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin laid it on pretty heavy, referring to Ike's recent visit' "at the summit" with Russian leaders. He said that the President "offered friendship to tyrants, and murderers," and that he believes a sellout to the Communists in Asia is in the making. Time will tell. Some strange things are happening. » * * If the Russians raise as good a crop of corn und pigs as they seem to do Vodka, they would have no agricultural problems at all. a Upper $c& 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of jviarcn j, IOTU, ».„„ Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. _ R- B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATION A L EDITORIAL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, In advance . SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDfe KOSSUTH One Year In advance ... ., nl Both Algona papers in comtin"atio"n,"one"Vear iann No subscription less than 6 months. — * ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch Hc OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER GOVERNMENT SCANbALS Accusations of favoritism, sloppiness and waste, and mishandlihg of n public trust have beeri hitting one Federal agency after another during the past several weeks. Drily the fact that President Eisenhbwer was in Geneva, and that the all-out general interest was in a peaceful settlement of differences between the U.S.A. and Russia kept the more sordid news of happenings in Washingtorf from receiving top billing in the news grist of tfie week. The scandals over former Air Secretary Talbott arid the Dixon-Yates deal and contract, were aired somewhat, but several others were entirely overlooked. One of the biggest stories concerned the head of the government's huge General Services Administration (GSA), and pf all things, the revelations came through Fortune magazine, a leading spokesman for the class of thinking .that domi- i nates the Republican party. •' • Fortune charged the agehcy headed by Edmund F. Mansure with "favoritism, factionalism, sloppiness and waste.' 1 Fortune said the agency deals involve great corporations arid marginal operators, oriental swindlers and'Caribbean grafters, Chicago politicians, and Washington influence peddlers and fixers. The charges were backed by specific examples. The GSA employs 25,000 people, is responsible for $9 billion dollars of Federal property, and buys one billion dollars worth of goods each year. And the, new agehcy has harry ever been heard of since it was formed. Its boss is a Chicago GOP leader, Ed Mansure. ' This agency has participated in deals of influence connected with paint, nickel, sugar, construction work, and even insurance. It's nice to know that things are going so well "at the summit", but it sounds and smells as though there might be a little something wrong down at the grass roots. "WRONG WAY" MINISTER RESIGNS Humboldt Independent — Over in Council Bluffs the Lions Club was presenting a series of vocational programs wherein each member had the program for one evening to tell about his business. One member was a beer wholesaler and when his turn came to present a program he asked a brewing company representative to explain the tax on beer and then show a movie of the brewing industry. At the completion of the program a minister, who was a member of the Lions Club, jumped up and resigned from the club because they allowed such a program to be presented. Shades' of "Wrong Way Corrigan"! That was a classic example of the wrong way to handle the situation. Unless, of course, the minister wanted to withdraw from the Lions club and took that way to do it. Even then we believe he could have found many better ways to withdraw. The means he took to sever his membership in the club left a very poor impression on the rest of the members. Most of them considered such a withdrawal an intolerent and bigoted display of lumper. If the minister had objected to the program he could have left the meeting without comment. If he felt that such programs should not be given he could have so stated to the officers of the club or to the members at the next meeting. He would have had far more chance to correct what he considered a bad situation if he had stayed a member of the club and worked to prevent a recurrence of similar programs. By his display of temper and bigoted attitude he has eliminated himself and his views from ever having very much influence with members of the Council Bluffs Lions Club. » * * ROUGH ON THE LADY INDIANOLA RECORD-HERALD — Oveta Gulp Hobby failed miserably in her conduct of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Her failures ranged all the; way from the incredible to the inexcusable. She first r,aid that no one could have anticipated the demand for the polio vaccine. For the head of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to say that is incredible. As soon as she realized she had made a blunder, she said that she was not to blame but that her subordinate Surgeon Schcele was to blame. Such an alibi is inexcusable. A number of Republican editors have said that it is ungracious to criticize Mrs Hobby because she is a woman. We remember that the Republican press was always ready and quick to criticize and lambust Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins. * ¥ V There's one thing that Ihe Democrats should feel pretty flattered about, and that is that the Eisenhower administration has adopted about every important plank in the Democrat party's foreign policy, while reducing the 1952 GOP platform to a scrap of paper. th* bay Billy Graham BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY I'm looking for milk and honey! Jusl be sure lhat the milk isn't curdled! CARNATION milk help* make this a land of milk and honey! And good Health too! Bench for a gloss of CAbNATION hiilk EVERY day! .WASHINGTON—I felt uneasy for, Rev. Billy Graham when he stood tip before those 400 mei last Thursday. And his first words were, sbeak somewhat 5n fear and trem Wing as I fa£e this atidlerice. I'd rater be'before a packed house in Madison Square Garden." No wohderl Those 400 pairs o glaring eyes belonged to the world's hardest crops of cynics— Washington correspondents. Thi, was the first time in 47 years i clergyman dared appear at the National Press Club as luncheon speaker .j In this business of newspaper' ing you find more fakers to the barrel than rotten apples in las year's bushel. Was Graham a faker? » * * For minutes, Ihe evangelist stood there, silently, cutting through the audience with piercing eyes. It looked as if all his soul and feeling had welled under those brows. I glanced about me. Cynics at every table, determined not to be "taken in." A smile dawned across hi? face. "Looking at you men ol the press," he said, "I wonder what you will write about this talk." . It reminded him of the story about the bishop from England who arrived for his first visit to New York; The reporters surrounded him. One asked, "Do you intend to. visit any night clubs while in New York?" The bishop replied quickly, diplomatically, "Are there any night clu,bs in New York?" The next day, said Graham, the news story began: "First question Bishop—asked upon his arrival here was, "Are there any night clubs in New York?" ... From then on, he had the cynics nibbing from his hand. ' « « * A dead; ash frorrt a cigarel would ha\{e made a thump on the floor at (times when Graham pounded oijt his thoughts. "What is wrong with the world today " ha asked, and he tok' them the answer. Here was a young man i in crisp dark suit telling what's wrong with the world to the bldtimers who every day report what's wrong with the world. j ; "It is that our souls have H disease," he said. "What is that disease? There's a three-letter word for it—It is sin ..." ^BUy Graham ever goes io Russia— as it now appears he will — the men of the Kremlin will find their Godless world crumbling around them. .' -••* He told how he sat in a little chajbel in Geneva with Dwight Eisenhower arid 150 others before the conference. He caught the President in the corner of his eye as Ike raised his voice in hymn. "The President's face glowod with genuine hope and religious sincerity," said Graham. "I turned to a friend and whispered, Gocl will be with that man at the conference . .'." * * * And soyioday, the people of the world ar.e talking peace instead of war. i And, to hear Billy Graham tell it for 90 minutes, the people . of the world are also marching toward God once again. The news reports from Washington the next day were buoyed by a" certain warmth bouncing between the" lines. The cynics of the world's news capital were sent scurrying to their cellars. At least for the day . . . Behind The Movie Sets wirtf BUDDY MASON LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Wants News Los Angele.s, Cal. Upper Des Moines, I am enclosing a money order for'one year subscription to tilt Upper Des Moines newspaper. Your staff and all of Iowa arc cordially invited to our annual picnic Aug. 13 at Lonij Beach. Since leaving Algona last September I have reeeJvwl one postal card from Algona ;ind one from Burt. Hope to get more news from the paper. Yours truly, Earnest Taylor Five Overload Fines In Court Five truckers paid fines in Mayor Linda Clapsaddle's court during last week. Donald E. Brandenburg CJale.s- burg, 111., paid $7 and co.sts for having an overlength vehicle" Gerald W. Holldorf, Algona, paid $10 and costs for driving with no chauffeur's; Weber . V Yager, Fenton, was assessed SIS- 15 and costs for ovt;rload on number two axle; and Wilbur Priri Rushmore, Minn., paid $22.70 and costs for improper registration ol vehicle. An Eagle Grove man Ku- <•>! Anderson, paid $10.70 and cost, for being overweight >.r> number two axle and was liiuu S.!,j ami costs for ;,••).-* ovc-ru'i/^hi AI but $10, f the latter fine \W, , u ,. IK'mlcd H ;l,,. iKvn.s,, ,,„ ,,' vehicle ls raised Irom T ij u " Tony Curiis doesn't have lo exercise for a long long time! We watched this muscular young man catch up on a good six months of strenuous exercises in : one day, recently. In fact, for an eight-hour working day, plus two hours ol overtime for good measure, Tony boxed with John Day at Universal-International studio for "The Square Jungle." Not once did a double take over for Tony. What's more, he finished the day looking as good in the final shot as he did when he first stepped into the ring. And, he was up against a very good boy. John Day, his opponent, is the former Johnny Daheim, an ex-stuntman turned Thespian. A talented youngster with great possibilities, Johnny is, nevertheless, an excellent boxer who keeps in tip-top condition. * * * We mention this because, to make a good showing in the ring against a man like Johnny takes skill, stamina and no small amount of ability as a boxer, frankly, most mert in fine physical condition couldn't exen skip •ope for a ten-hour session. On one of our hottest days, under blazing lights, this Curtis ad amazed us. All day, we kept waiting for a double to take over jut, hour after hour the two young players punched away. They only took time out when cameras were shifted to a new setup, or ran out of film. * » * Director Jerry Hopper. was _rinning from ear to ear. With lis two cast actors doing the 'ight, he could make , his , setups as close to the action as he wished. No moving back to switch in doubles. Not a single worry about whether the boxing style and mannerisms of stuntmen would match those of his players'. Just a full day's work, getting cvery- hing he needed with tha actual characters of his story being photographed from every angle. •,.-.• i>- « * * With the aid of veteran U-I as- istantdirector Frank Shaw,, who lasjhelped film hundreds of fight equences, Jerry was getting jorae )f the bpst. boxing t .stuff that's een film<?d % in quite 'some time. Pat Crowley, Ernest Borgnine. 'aul Kelley and Jim Backus, all ast members and, incidentally, LL fight fans,, were,-enjoying hemselves immensely. H e r e vtas a full day of'action tp.bre^k the ordinarily tedious 'routine vtt workaday production sn6ts. Ey&ri, producer Albert 2iig- smith took .'time out 'from -what- e'ver work, .it' !«• that gives prdd- Ucefs ulcers .to spend hours just watching his actor-boxers. They,' •v^ere that good! . Your Hollywood errand-boy U'ill look forward to seeing, "The Sqi3are Jungle" press preview. And, if some* wise knpw-it-all. character sitting behind Us cracks in a loud stage-whisper, "Nioe work those doubles are doing!" We'll be tempted to put him straight by showing him"' ; just how real-y ; it was done! ? , . ••" .»• * * ' i • • ', .John Da£,; who Bifoke info Ihe game as a stuntman, got his first big break in the Kirk Douglas film, "The Champion." A 'Sofl- spokeh, pleasant lad, Johnny has done very well in everything they've^given him to do. Unfortunately, there's an army of nice youngsters with pleasing personalities, all trying for the same jobs. This time, Johnny is doing a battle - scarred ring champ. His hair has been cropped and dyed a sandy blonde. Perhaps Johnny Day is taking a page from the history of other young players who have reached success by way of the rear entrance. » * * Many of today's leading-men started as heavies and surprised the. skeptics with their acting j ability. When given roles that demanded more than .a pleasing smile, they proved that they had real talent to "showcase." We'd like to see the amiable, capable* John Day get the chance he so honestly deserves! of 1946 might be an.entirely ferent person than' We':M*fs Smith of'1932, Death 6r 'divdrce nhttf bring about such a,change lii 4 ^marital statusV *' ' , • .']'( ' ;•;' ' the cdr'rMt' wayifof -a fnafrifid .womari Id sign dny iristrlttnerit is to use her own given ;narne ,b|» fore, her last name, thus, Maty £*. grriith arid ' NOT Mrs. John A. 3nMth. Not' should she Use? tit!6 ,','Mrs" anymore thah the, hus- 'riand should Use the title ''Mr." 1 ''John A. Smith and Mary E, £jmith» husband and wife's,is the •i'BealKfdtih; ttrtjlf i^, i-s-'-.'-l' ?' : : i (Thisv atfticleYj fr?e£afed? dn the public, inte'reSt by Thfe .IbWa Stale Batf Association; MS inteifded'to i inform HKd' H6t ,16; fdv^;" facts hiay change" the applicatibrt of the ; law,) . • ; ; - ' Your Child Legally Speaking A husband and wife team should know that it's as important to sign their names properly on legal instruments as it is important in signing the family checks correctly. John and Mary Smith, in 1932. purchased a home and received title to it-in the name of John A. Smith and Mary E. Smith, husband and wife. In 1946 they sold' the house to the Jacksons. They executed a deed, as grantors, in the names of Mr John A. Smith and Mrs John A. Smith. Later, in 1950, the Jacksons decided to sell, and their prospective buyer requested a title examination. The title examiner raised an objection to the title on the ground that there was no way of knowing from the record, whether the Mrs John A. Smith who executed a deed in 1946 was the same Mary E. Smith who acquired title in 1932. The, objection was a valid one, but one, fortunately, that 'could be overcome by the affidavit ol someone who, of his or her own knowledge, could state that the Mary E. Smith who acquired title also was the person who sold in 1946. Here, as far as the title examiner knew, the Mrs John A. Smith Sponsored; by Slat . j. Welfare TAKING OJUrf 'CHIL5 1NT6 dun cortFipEjfcg : : V.;;'; Jim was 16 years bid. .Again; and agaituhe askect'his father fdr money, tte was unhappy about it for his needs -ran ahead of the amount his father: could -give him. He earned some money but still asked his: father for more from time to time. There were three younger children. .; Finally, at the mother's suggestion, the father, mother and Jim had a discussion of family money matters. All the cards were laid on the table: salary, cost of the home they were buying, cost of insurance, both for property and life, groceries, savings—every thing was set forth. Jim was fascinated. He studied it all, asked questions and finally pushed back his chair and exclaimed, "Gee,. Dad, you've done a good job!" After that he fitted into the family life happily and with more understanding. Recognizing that our teen-age children are really grown-up in ..,, iaicH • Slaiion many' ways te , importatit. And trusting; them, in meters closest to their | own -life artd ; experience rriay; tie ;hard to do but It has its rewards. Life for the adolescent is difficult in the United States. Dependence is prolonged through ,the teen-age • - years, sometimes into the twenties. Schooling takes time. The adolescent boy longs to prove himself as an earner but must forego a real job to stay in school. The combined good sense, good judgment and experience of the teen-ager, of his parents, of his teachers and others close to him, such as ministers and group workers, all are needed to solve the problems of the adolescent growing up in today's world. Parents are still the most potent influence in their children's lives. Sometimes it is hard for them to realize this, especially when the teen-ager is critical. But evidence that adolescents do need and want their parents is brought out irf many studies. Probably patience and insight are the most needed altribu'es of parents today. 20 YEARS AGO IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES AUGUST 6, 1935 * * • New cars and trucks continued to sell like hot cakes in Kossuth County. The final total for July was 117, according to the county treasurer's office, and during the first three days of August 15 more persons purchased new vehicles. Good times were returning. * * * Robberies' were reported during the week at LuVerne, Hurt and Ledyard, but the thieves failed to make a very large haul. The break-in artists entered a blacksmith shop at Lu Verne, took tools needed for later jobs, then went few pennies and some tobacco. The rear door of the drug store was also tampered with, but it failed to respond to the battering it received, so no theft \vas accomplished. Thieves obtained about $20 from the Thompson Lumber Yard office at Ledyard the following night. There was Ho loss reported in the break-in at the lumber yard at Burl. In each case, the thieves wore gloves, so no fingerprints were available. • * * . » A good old-fashioned balloon ascension was announced as an added attraction for Kossuth County Fair patrons. Prof. G. A. Kelly, Topeka, Kansas, was to make ascensions and parachute jumps from the balloon on two separate days. Prof. Kelly had appeared at many of the leading expositions around the country, and his feat was guaranteed to bring chills to all present. Othoz features included two gigantic fireworks displays, concessions, a midway full of various rides and attractions and nightly dances. A $5,000 premium list was bcins! offered to entrants in various divisions. » * * Algona won only one baseball game of three played during the week. The Bancroft Lions an:l the Grays met for the fifth time, and the Lions took a 3-2 lead in the series by clouting the locals, 11-10. Biggest blow of Bancroft's ^attack was , a ...triple by .Becker »with the sacks»ioa!ded. * Storm Lake downed-* 'the '• Grays, 4-2, Sunday afternoon, but the locals returned home that evening and pounded Waterloo, 14-9. Algona Rot 15 hits, including a home run by Mculton with two aboard. 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